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Scott Barnhill

Vice President, IT & Chief Information Security Officer

> Location: Utah
> Industry: Secure Document Solutions, SaaS
> Prior experience: VP, IT & Security, ADP Advanced MD
> Ownership: PE-backed

NetDocuments, a leader in cloud-based document and email management announced that Scott Barnhill, formerly head of IT, infrastructure and security for ADP AdvancedMD, has joined the team as the VP, IT and Information Security. In this role Mr. Barnhill will oversee day to day activities of the SaaS operations and infrastructure, as well as information security to achieve four 9’s availability on netdocuments’ highly secure and complex infrastructure.

Mr. Barnhill has over 20 years of progressive experience in IT Infrastructure concentrating in high performance Internet SaaS, cloud, and associated enterprise architectures. He has demonstrated success in leading highly functional technology architecture and operations teams.

Prior to joining netdocuments Mr. Barnhill was VP, IT & Security, ADP AdvancedMD, where he drove an ongoing focus on cost efficiency through strategic multi-year capital budgets ensuring infrastructure capacity needs were met. As well as, supporting client satisfaction by achieving 99.998% uptime for an infrastructure responsible for greater than $20B in medical claims payments.

Mr. Barnhill graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Westminster College, with an emphasis on software engineering, operating environments, networking, computer graphics, and mathematics. 

About NetDocuments

Founded in 1999, and with offices in the US, UK, and Australia, NetDocuments is the leader in cloud-based document and email management. With hundreds of thousands of users across 140 countries, organizations enjoy the power and simplicity of built-in disaster recovery, matter centricity, enterprise search, mobility, records management, collaboration, and compliance for documents and email.

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Dora Vell

Managing Partner

Dora Vell is the CEO of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston that recruits technology executives and board members for companies ranging from promising tech startups to Fortune 100 companies. Throughout her 22-year career in executive search, she has successfully completed hundreds of assignments, placing board members, CEOs, COOs, CIOs, technology officers, vice presidents and many other C-level executives. Vell’s clients span both private and public companies and her work has included searches in markets large and small across the U.S. and Canada.

Prior to founding Vell Executive Search in 2005, she was a partner at the executive search consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles for seven years. She started in the Technology Practice in the Toronto office, became the firm’s Technology Practice leader for Canada, and then joined the firm’s Boston office.

Before her career in executive search, Vell worked for 11 years at IBM Canada in software-related roles of increasing responsibility. She started as a software engineer, managed a software engineering team of 100, and then led software sales for IBM Canada. She holds seven worldwide software patents. This deep industry understanding has helped Vell Executive Search become a recognized leader in finding senior executive and board talent for software and SaaS companies.

Vell is a recognized industry thought leader who has published several reports on governance and leadership topics. She has been frequently quoted as an expert on executive and board leadership by outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, The OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell has been a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State University, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for Developmentally Handicapped Adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

The trilingual daughter of a diplomat, Vell grew up in Canada, Greece, France, Switzerland and China. Her unique multicultural and international perspective, experiences as a woman in the male-dominated software field, and insights as a dual Canadian and U.S. citizen inform all her work for clients.

Vell received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a master’s in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a bachelor’s in Computer Science from Carleton University.  She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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  • C-Level Technology Executives
  • CEOs, CROs, Heads of Sales, Heads of Marketing, Chief Product Officers
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